I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
But the issue isn't just the kids...it's systemic. Unions keep unqualified and apathetic teachers in schools teaching kids that only come to school to be baby sat because parents are unqualified to be parents and apathetic toward their kids' educations and administrators who are apathetic to anything but getting funding for their districts. And school boards like the ones in Texas that are apathetic to anything but raising their political profiles. And so kids get passed on from grade to grade without being equipped for the next one and next thing you know, you've got a full on dumbass walking across the stage in a cap and gown without sense enough to manage a checkbook or write a letter properly.
It's really sad.